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Treated for fever. Diagnosed gall bladder stone with sludge. Is the removal necessary?

Hello Doctor, I m Deepa. My husband is 39yrs old and he has been diagnosed for having gall bladder stone of size 6.8mm with sludge and has been treated for high fever for the past 10 days. The fever has subsided. The doctors have found out the cause of fever - gallbladder stone with sludge. Is the removal of gallbladder necessary in this case?
Asked On : Mon, 19 Nov 2012
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Many thanks for the mail. Irrespective of the feve r your husband needs removal of the gall bladder. The stone and sludge are likely to cause major problems like jaundice and pancreatitis anytime. Moreover,removal of the gall bladder by laparosocpy is a safe procedure and can be done on a day care basis

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